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Mowing is contributing to decline of butterflies on Reffley Common, Lynn News letters

By Lynn News Reporter

But I only spotted two holly blue, one red admiral, one small white, and a couple of speckled wood butterflies on Reffley Common and in Spring Wood.

The mowing regime is a major contributor to the local decline in butterflies, bees, and other insects on Reffley Common.

Butterfly (11853172)
Butterfly (11853172)

One morning, I did not see a single butterfly or bee on Reffley Common, in spite of the beautiful weather! Soon the mowers arrived, cutting the grass right up to the woodland edge, decapitating every potential food plant and thereby diminishing any chance of a local recovery in numbers. It’s a kind of mismanagement madness.

Michael Eade

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